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Case Name United States v. The Village of Cuba, New Mexico EE-NM-0059
Docket / Court 6:01-cv-00054-PJK-RLP ( D.N.M. )
State/Territory New Mexico
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On January 12, 2001, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against the Village of Cuba in the U.S. District Court District of New Mexico. The D.O.J. sought injunctive relief, requesting that the defendant be enjoined from failing ... read more >
On January 12, 2001, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against the Village of Cuba in the U.S. District Court District of New Mexico. The D.O.J. sought injunctive relief, requesting that the defendant be enjoined from failing or refusing to give equal hourly wages to men and women and that the defendant be pay monetary damages to employees who suffered as a result of its discriminatory practices.

The D.O.J. alleged that the defendant gave increased wages to male employees. It also alleged that the defendant failed to consider a female employee for a promotion because she filed a report of discrimination with the EEOC.

On November 27, 2001, the district court (Judge Richard L. Puglisi) accepted a settlement agreement, which stated that the Village will pay specified monetary damages to named employees.

This case is closed, and we have no further information.

Janani Iyengar - 11/21/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Pay / Benefits
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
General
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Village Of Cuba
Plaintiff Description U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of female employees
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2002
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
01-54-PJK/RLP (D.N.M.) 11/18/2002
EE-NM-0059-9001.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 01/12/2001
EE-NM-0059-0002.pdf | Detail
Answer 03/16/2001
EE-NM-0059-0003.pdf | Detail
Complaint in Intervention 08/06/2001
EE-NM-0059-0006.pdf | Detail
Answer to Complaint in Intervention 08/17/2001
EE-NM-0059-0007.pdf | Detail
Settlement Agreement 11/27/2001
EE-NM-0059-0001.pdf | Detail
Order 10/15/2002 (D.N.M.)
EE-NM-0059-0005.pdf | Detail
Joint Certification of Compliance 11/18/2002
EE-NM-0059-0004.pdf | Detail
Dismissal of Case With Prejudice 11/18/2002 (D.N.M.)
EE-NM-0059-0008.pdf | Detail
Judges Kelly, Paul Joseph Jr. (Tenth Circuit)
EE-NM-0059-0001 | EE-NM-0059-0005 | EE-NM-0059-0008 | EE-NM-0059-9001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bay, Norman C. (New Mexico)
EE-NM-0059-0002 | EE-NM-0059-9001
Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)
EE-NM-0059-0001 | EE-NM-0059-0002 | EE-NM-0059-0004 | EE-NM-0059-9001
Henry, Dawn (District of Columbia)
EE-NM-0059-0001 | EE-NM-0059-0002 | EE-NM-0059-0004 | EE-NM-0059-0008 | EE-NM-0059-9001
Hollis, John L. (New Mexico)
EE-NM-0059-0001 | EE-NM-0059-0006
Iglesias, David C. (New Mexico)
EE-NM-0059-0001
Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)
EE-NM-0059-0002 | EE-NM-0059-9001
Rios, Maria Hortensia (District of Columbia)
EE-NM-0059-0001 | EE-NM-0059-0004 | EE-NM-0059-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Bingham, Wayne E. (New Mexico)
EE-NM-0059-0003 | EE-NM-0059-0004 | EE-NM-0059-0007 | EE-NM-0059-0008 | EE-NM-0059-9001
Other Lawyers Malott, Alan M. (New Mexico)
EE-NM-0059-0001 | EE-NM-0059-0006 | EE-NM-0059-9001

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